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The Official Moab, Utah 2017/2018 Calendar of Events

Moab Events

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Ongoing Events 2017
April - November MIC Lecture Series - From April to November each year, the Lecture Series presents talks by regional experts about the Moab region's fascinating past and present, places and people, wildlife, plants, dinosaurs and more! Talks generally begin at 6:00 P.M. and are FREE to the public. Lectures are co-sponsored by the Museum of Moab. The Moab Information Center (MIC) is conveniently located on the corner of Main & Center Streets. For the latest schedule click here.
Sept 4th - Oct 31st "Points of View" Art Exhibit - The Bighorn Gallery at Dead Horse Point State Park is proud to showcase new paintings of the desert southwest by Moab artists Sandi Snead and Margie Lopez Read. “Points of View” reveals the way these artists see and interpret the world. Meet this artistic duo during a reception on Sunday, September 17th from 1pm-4pm. For more info visit stateparks.utah.gov/parks/dead-horse/bighorn-gallery-exhibits or call 435-259-2614.
Fridays & Saturdays David DaVinci – Thrillusionist - Suspend your disbelief with the magic of Thillusionist David DaVinci, as he introduces you to his augmented reality. Prepare to be mystified by mind-boggling illusions and jaw dropping magic, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that materialize from thin air. Catch this Las Vegas style show at the David DaVinci Theater, located inside of Canyonlands by Night at the north end of Moab, every Friday & Saturday evening at 9pm through October 13th. (Special dates and times available for groups of 20 or more.) David DaVinci Theater ( Inside Canyonlands by Night and Day) - 1861 N Hwy 191, Moab (North of the Colorado River bridge) - MoabMagicShow.com.
Evenings Moab Backyard Theater - Great entertainment in a relaxed outdoor setting beneath a big cottonwood tree just a few steps off Main Street. The performances are always unique, affordable and entertaining. Outside food and drinks are welcome! Grab some dinner to-go from nearby restaurants and enjoy it while you catch a show. 56 West 100 South, Moab (next to Zax Restaurant) - moabbackyardtheater.com

2017 Events

November 2017 2017
Fri-Sun 3-5 Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3 day live music Festival featuring 12 folk, Americana and roots musicians. The Festival has intimate venues, a quality lineup and amazing red rock scenery. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors at the Center Street Ball field venue. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 435-259-3198.
Fri-Sat 3-5 Scots on the Rocks - A Celtic event displaying Scottish, Irish, and Welsh heritages. At this festival there will be highland dancing competition, pipe and drum competition, pipe band completion along with heavy athletics. There will be many clans showing off their heritage. Also Celtic food and wares for sale. For more info visit Scotsontherocksmoab.com or call 435-210-0080.
Sat-Sun 4-5 Moab Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, and Adventure 5k. Plus Kids K. - Trail Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5k or Kids K. An unforgettable voyage through some of the world's most scenic and unique lands. Entry includes t-shirt, goodie bag, food and drink, as well as a scenic and well-marked course. Try it! For more info visit moabtrailmarathon.com or call 970-389-4838.
Sat 11 Veterans Day - Holiday
Sat 11 Art Walk - You can enjoy Art Walk on the second Saturdays of April, May, June, September, October and November, from 5-9pm. Visit up to nine different venues, see many different art displays and enjoy refreshments. For more info visit moabartwalk.com or call 435-259-6272.
Sat-Sun 11-12 Moto Mayhem - Moto Mayhem was created with the sole intention of bringing an affordable, family-orientated, arena "Enduro-X" style racing series to the communities. As racing parents; we are directly responsible for the next generation of caring and respectful children and racers. We strongly believe that when a child is shown how a caring, community-driven group of people interacts with one another, they are more likely to become a productive part of the same and other communities. For more info visit montrosemotomayhem.com/RacePhotos.html or call 970-596-0256.
Sat-Sun 11-12 National Park Service Fee Free Days - The Southeast Utah Group of the National Park Service (Arches and Canyonlands national parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments) is joining national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees several days in 2017 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and spend time with their friends and family in the national parks this year.
Sat 18 Dead Horse Ultra - Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.
Thu 23 Thanksgiving Day - Holiday
December 2017 2017
Fri-Sat 1-2 MARC Gift Fair - Your chance to shop locally for hand crafted quality made gifts! Over 50 vendors for you to shop with. Friday 4pm to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Come see Santa Claus on Saturday! For more info call 435-259-6272.
Sat 2 Electric Light Parade - Lighted floats travel down Main Street in Moab. Festivities start at 6:00pm.
Sat 2 Winter Sun 10K - A fast downhill course, great raffle prizes and delicious finish food make the 35th annual Winter Sun 10K a good reason to visit Moab when the air is crisp and the skies are blue and sunny. For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Mon 25 Christmas - Holiday

 

2018 Events

January 2018 2018
Mon 1 New Year's Day - Holiday
Mon 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Holiday
Sat 27 Arches Ultra - Arches Ultra is Moab’s newest trail race, and it travels along the border of Arches National Park, using Bar M, Klonzo, and Klondike Trail Systems. The trails are smooth and easy at points, technical slick rock at others, and there’s even some sand to shake things up. For more info visit madmooseevents.com or call 719-429-9501.
February 2018 2018
Mon-Sat 5-10 Moab Music Festival's Winterlude - The Moab Music Festival presents its third annual Winterlude, a week of exceptional chamber music concerts and educational workshops in conjunction with Utah State University's Fry Street Quartet and local youth music programs. For a full list of concerts visit moabmusicfest.org, call the MMF Box Office (435-259-7003), or email info@moabmusicfest.org.
Sat 17 Moab Red Hot 55k/33k - An ultra marathon on beautiful local Moab trails. Runners will have views of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. There are two distances to choose from a 55k or 33k. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 435-260-0886.
Mon 19 Presidents Day - Holiday
March 2018 2018
Sat-Tue 10-13 Skinny Tire Festival - Four days of supported road cycling in scenic western landscape of Moab, Utah. Jumpstart your spring cycling with 40-60 mile routes through Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River Corridor. Put purpose to your cycling! A portion of every registration benefits cancer research and survivorship programs including the treatment infusion room at the Moab Regional Hospital. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
Sat 17 Canyonlands Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run - Join us for the 43rd annual Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile run! The scenic USATF sanctioned and certified course follows the Colorado River through a dramatic redrock canyon. Food, beer, awards and live music await you at the finish in downtown Moab. For more info visit www.moabhalfmarathon.com or call 435-259-4525.
Sat-Sun* 3/24-4/1 Easter Jeep Safari - Gathering of full size 4x4 vehicles to run back country trails with guides. Also a trade show by major industry suppliers presenting products for 4x4 vehicles. For more info visit rr4w.com or call 435-259-7625.
April 2018 2018
Sat-Sun* 3/24-4/1 Easter Jeep Safari - Continued (see above).
Fri-Sun 27-29 Moab April Action Car Show - Friday is a Rod Run, Saturday is the Car Show and Sunday a Rod Run to Dead Horse Point State Park. Trophies in 30 classes. Free admission for spectators. For more info visit moabaprilaction.org or call 435-260-1948.
Sat 28 Amasa - Trail race on the Amasa Back trail system. There's a 10.5k, 15k, 25k distances to choose. Runners will have amazing views of Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point and the mighty Colorado River. For more info visit grassrootsevents.net or call 435-259-6007.
May 2018 2018
Mon 28 Memorial Day - Holiday
June 2018 2018
Sun-Sat 17-23 Desert RATS Kokopelli 150 - Racers will run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. Distances will range from day to day between 9 and 42 miles. This is a grueling event that will challenge the most seasoned athletes yet it is designed so that less experienced ultrarunners can train for and successfully complete the course. The entire length of the trail is stunningly beautiful with jagged canyons and breathtaking vistas. For more info visit geminiadventures.com/running-events-2/desert-rats/ or call 303-249-1112.
July 2018 2018
Wed 4 Independence Day - Holiday
August 2018 2018
     
September 2018 2018
Mon 3 Labor Day - Holiday
Sat-Sun 22-23 Moab Century Tour - Landscape Worth Training for! 38,64, 65, 102 mile route options. Ride in the wild, wild west through Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River Corridor, and La Sal Mountain Loop. Ride alongside towering redrock walls outlining the Colorado River, aspen lined paved mountain roads; enjoy lunch at the earth’s edge overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Music, beverages, and great food await you at the Post-ride party. For more info visit skinnytireevents.com or call 435-260-8889.
october 2018 2018
Mon 8 Columbus Day - Holiday
Sun-Fri 10/28-11/2 Moab Folk Camp - Experience a community of music and song in the spectacular red rock country of southeastern Utah. We offer a supportive environment where adults can experience the joy of making music and learning new skills in a caring environment. Classes in guitar, banjo, song writing, voice, hand drum, mandolin, painting and photography. For more info visit moabfolkcamp.com or call 603-731-3240.
November 2018 2018
Sun-Fri 10/28-11/2 Moab Folk Camp - continued (see above)
Fri-Sun 2-4 Moab Folk Festival - The Moab Folk Festival is a 3 day live music Festival featuring 12 folk, Americana and roots musicians. The Festival has intimate venues, a quality lineup and amazing red rock scenery. Beer, wine, food and arts vendors at the Center Street Ball field venue. For more info visit moabfolkfestival.com or call 4352593198.
Mon 12 Veterans Day - Holiday
Thu 22 Thanksgiving Day - Holiday
December 2018 2018
Tue 25 Christmas - Holiday

Note: All event dates and times are subject to change. Check with event organizers for final date and time verification. This calendar is provided as a courtesy to area visitors. No warranty , express or implied, is made as to the safety or ongoing validity of information listed herein. The Moab Area Travel Council or its agents are not responsible for any liability arising from the use of the information herein.

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  • Free Event Planning - The Travel Council's Facility and Events Promoter can help you plan your event, wedding, meeting or conference in Moab. Click here for more information.

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